YES you can AbstainSubmitted by joeinmo on Fri, 04/27/2012 - 21:16
Ummmm......misinformation by the other poster. You can abstain, they have had delegates abstain every year for the last 50 years.
The national rules trump all state rules, in addition the delegates at the national convention can vote not to count any delegates that are bound.
The ultimate last word on any rules is the National Convention, if there are enough Paul delegates bound, unbound, stealth etc., to change the rules to forbid bound delegates let's say, then the convention trumps all other rules.
Deal with It Romney hacks
UPDATE: In 1976 bound delegates to Ford could not vote Reagan, they did the next best thing which was abstain.